When I was a young child I had a strange image that would often come to me. I would see myself replicated in a long line with my present self at the back and many more versions ahead of me, extending way into the future. In this vision I -my current self- would be […]Continue reading "Marking Time"
In 2014 I set out to explore versions of my former self through books that had been particularly dear. I hypothesized that by identifying their specialness upon first reading them, I had somehow infused their pages with my contextualized self, creating a permanent shadow of me at that particular moment in time. This notion of […]Continue reading "An Unexpected Reread: A Sound of Thunder"
Can student projects really make a difference? With the sudden move to online instruction and disruption to internships and other high-impact experiences, we have been testing the potential of virtual projects; both for the students and the organizations with whom they collaborate. Many of these projects have involved global partners, small and medium-sized NGOs working […]Continue reading "Projects Alive: Three Global Virtual Projects Making a Difference during the Pandemic"
I am struck by the evanescence of life. It’s as if everything- and everyone- around me is evolving and changing at an accelerated pace. What once felt heavy and permanent has morphed into airiness with nothing fixed or immutable. I wouldn’t say it’s alarming. In fact, I find myself welcoming this new state of being. […]Continue reading "The Big Reread"